Dona Paula Beach is 7 kms
from Panaji. An idyllic picturesque spot. Command a fine view of the
Zuari river and Mormugao Harbour.
Water scootering facilities are available here. It is near the rocky
point between the Mandovi and the Zuari is Dona Paula, a secluded bay
with a fine view of the Marmagao harbour. This is an idyllic spot to
relax and sunbathe. Water scootering facilities available. On the
northern banks of the River Zuari, a little away to tie south east of
Cabo, lies a large escarpment with a bay and two small beaches which
in the old days was part of Oddavel. The Dona Paula bay is at the
place where two of Goa's famous rivers meet the Arabian sea.
Named after Dona Paula de Menezes, this place is called the Lovers
Paradise due to a myth which has been attached to this place. At the
place where two of Goa's famous rivers meet the Arabian sea is the
Dona Paula bay. Named after Dona Paula de Menezes, this place is
called the Lovers Paradise due to a myth which has been attached to
this place. Dona Paula takes its name from a viceroy's daughter who
threw herself off the cliff, when refused permission to marry a local
fisherman. Located 9kms south west of Goa's capital, Panaji.
Dona Paula divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries and provides
pleasant views of Marmagao, the port city of Goa. Due to its proximity
to the capital Panaji, Dona Paula is a popular stop for the sight
seeing tours. This has lead to mushrooming of hotels in and around
Dona Paula. There are boating facilities for those who dare to venture
in the waters. The official residence of the Governor of Goa, Known as
Cabo Raj Bhavan is situated on the westernmost tip of Dona Paula.
Along the road leading to this place lies the ruins of the small
military cemetery the British built at their brief occupation of the
Cabo, to deter the French from invading Goa.